Re: [PATCH][RT] 2.6.24-rc2-rt1 drivers/dma/ioat_dma.c compile fix

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On Nov 16, 2007 3:57 AM, Sven-Thorsten Dietrich <[email protected]>
> Compile fix for new code in -rc2.
> I'm not positive about the insertion point...
> Subject: compile error fix (needs review)
> RT changes __list_splice to require prev and next pointers.
> This changes the use in the new code to list_splice_tail,
> but the optimal insertion point needs to be analyzed.
> Signed-off-by: Sven-Thorsten Dietrich <[email protected]>
> ---
>  drivers/dma/ioat_dma.c |    2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> Index: linux-2.6.23/drivers/dma/ioat_dma.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6.23.orig/drivers/dma/ioat_dma.c
> +++ linux-2.6.23/drivers/dma/ioat_dma.c
> @@ -244,7 +244,7 @@ static dma_cookie_t ioat_tx_submit(struc
>         /* write address into NextDescriptor field of last desc in
chain */
>         to_ioat_desc(ioat_chan->used_desc.prev)->hw->next =
> -       __list_splice(&new_chain, ioat_chan->used_desc.prev);
> +       list_splice_tail(&new_chain, ioat_chan->used_desc.prev);


These functions do insertions differently.  The 'prev' is pointing to
the last valid descriptor in the queue and you really want to get the
new_chain stuck on after this.  Your list_splice_tail() will insert the
new_chain just before it which will muck up the order of the DMA

You might have more success with
	list_splice_tail(&new_chain, ioat_chan->used_desc);
where used_desc points to the whole list, rather than using the .prev
pointer to a specific node.

Please copy me on future ioatdma related comments.

Mr. Shannon Nelson                 LAN Access Division, Intel Corp.
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